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Glenn Ford

Birthdate:   1 May 1916
Category: Movies

Born Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford in Sainte-Christine, Quebec, actor Glenn Ford appeared in 106 films and several television series.
For his military service, he has received the French Legion of Honour Medal in 1992 for his service in World War II, the Medal of Honour, presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Medaille de la France Libre for the liberation of France, two commendation medals from the US Navy, and was inducted into the Vietnamese Legion of Merit.
More than half of his movie appearances were in westerns but Ford played equally well in light comedies and film noir, and was voted the number one male box office attraction in 1958. He was inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame by the Western Heritage Museum in 1978.




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Glenn Ford Fast Facts:

  • Nephew of former prime minister of Canada Sir John A. MacDonald and a descendant of Martin Van Buren, the eighth President of the United States.
  • Learned to ride horses and play polo while employed as Will Rogers' stable boy.
  • Worked as Tallulah Bankhead's stage manager in New York.
  • Was a Marine during World War II and served two tours of duty in Vietnam.
  • Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers by the Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma in 1978.
  • Awarded the French Legion of Honor Medal in 1992.
  • Glenn Ford Awards:
  • 1957 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1958 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1962 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
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